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CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:45am EST
middle-class families from a tax increase tomorrow. there are a number of issues on which the two sides are still apart. but negotiations are continuing as i speak. we really are running out of time. americans are threatened with a tax hike in just a few hours. i hope we can keep in mind our single-most important goal is to protect middle-class families. whether or not we reach agreement in the short time we have left we'll need agreement from both sides from taxes going up tomorrow for every family in america. there are still some issues that need to be resolved before we can bring legislation to the floor. the president pro tempore: under the previous order, the senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 12:00 noon. it's for debate only. senators are permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, i understand we're in morning business. the president pro tempore: the senator is correct. mr. harkin: mr. president, i was disturbed to read in "the washington post" this
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
progress. the most significant progress was to protect 99% of american families from any tax increase. unless -- if the senate measure is approved in the house, we will see 99% of american families spared a tax increase today. the vast majority of working families, middle-income families struggle. they live paycheck to paycheck. the pew institute did a survey within the last year or two asking working families a very basic question. if an emergency came up, could you find $2,000, borrow or find $2,000 to meet an emergency need. $2,000 is not an extraordinary amount of money when you consider that a simple trip to an emergency room or urgent care clinic could result in a $2,000 medical bill. they asked working families. barely half of american families had access to $2,000. and that tells you how close to the edge so many families live. had we not acted on this measure early this morning, these middle-income families would have faced an increase in their taxes of more than $2,000 a year. that's not only in illinois and california, but across the nation. so we had to come together and p
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00am EST
such tax on colonies collins which had no representative parliament and determined in the affirmative. also interesting to me about this article is this is where you get the first teaser for the forthcoming stamp act that everyone knows so well. and internal tax that is cut off and you can see that but an internal tax is forthcoming. violence and mobs and riots are also something that struck me because of the sheer magnitude of the violence that is reported in the newspapers of the day. in particular, this is a supplement to the boston newsletter from september 5, 1755. extraordinary for multiple reasons. one, the front page of this two page issue is details of the destruction of lieutenent governor thomas hutchinson's home, the lieutenant governor of boston but on page two from newport rhode island, we read of similar home destruction so here it reads, for a three day riot that to-do list. this. day one, a symbol and a wrecked gallows, make effigies of stamp master hated loyalist, hoisted effigies by net 15 feet high come make a fire and burned effigies to ashes, choose the deputies
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
with these tax increases and spending cuts in a humane and tolerable way. the calm act does all of that. look what happens to people in need if we go over the cliff and just do nothing. on new year's day, the lowest income tax rate will jump from 10% back to the clinton-era rate of 15%. that's a pretty big financial bite for people in west virginia and i know in ohio, too, sir. these are people that are struggling right now. instead of an overnight tax hike of 5%, the calm act smooths the transition by phasing in increases over three years. so instead of a 5% increase, the 10% bracket would only go to 1 1.6% the first year. the calm act does the same with the other tax rate tax rates phm in over three years. but the calm act also puts the senate on record in support of comprehensive overhaul of our tax system. we can still work towards a big fix like the simpson-bowles framework and if we can do that next year, we could stop the full increase from ever occurring. another important feature of the calm act is the way it treats sequestration. again, if we go over the cliff and do noth
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
the middle class that needs to be lifted up, it's the middle class that can't afford tax hikes, and those at the very top can do just a little bit more. ates very simple point. and i just would hope, given that everyone says they're for the middle class -- i know my colleagues on the other side of the aisle say that every day, that they agree with that. that finding this compromise will not be elusive but will come to pass. you know, i have been here for a while, and my understanding is we haven't met between christmas and new year's since 1962. so it does take a crisis, of major proportion, to make that happen. and i think we are in a crisis right now. but it's a self-made one, mr. president. it's a self-imposed one. it's like the crisis we had on the debt ceiling. self-imposed. it's not some god forbid exterior attack on our country, which we couldn't prevent. it's not some god forbid plague or a terrible virus that is running across the land. it's, to me, something that is not that complicated, as the president said. we had a series of tax cuts that are expiring. if we let them e
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 3:30pm EST
. almost every family that pays taxes now will pay higher taxes. people's jobs will immediately be put in jeopardy, unemployment compensation will end for more than 2 million people, our defenses will be decimated by cuts that will put us in a position of accepting really unacceptable risks to our security, title 1 programs of education for low-income children will be cut dramatically, most people, including the congressional budget office, our own congressional budget office, say that the combination of tax increases along with the decreased spending required under the budget control act will push our economy back into recession in the new year. so i don't agree that no deal is better than a bad deal. in this case, i repeat, no deal is the worst deal because it allows our country to go over the fiscal cliff and really hurts almost every american family in our country, in our economy, as a whole. this shouldn't be a surprise to us. it's not as if, if i could use the metaphor, that congress was going along in a bus and -- on a ride through the country and suddenly came to the end of
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
argument that we need the right tax incentives, and that we need a right of work force that is educated. jefferson has the view that the government needs to support manufacturing. now, this becomes the american economic system and influences henry, abraham lincoln, and is the governing philosophy of america's rise in industrialization. herbert hoover, when i got to the commerce building, and why would your name be in the commerce building, the president responsible for the depression, there's a lot of republic for hoover. he was not the best president, but a great commerce secretary. he was the secretary of commerce and under secretary of everything else, and he was working for calvin coolidge, and you know what hoover did? he believed in the american economic system, and he and calvin coolage, the apostle of limited government, poured in millions of dollars to the aviation industry which is still in wichita, kansas, funded the existence of infrastructure, and calvin coolidge, quoted in the book, talks about the importance of the investment in roads. eisenhower, of course, with
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 1:30pm EST
at this moment. it's my understanding that most of the tax issues have been worked out, should have been worked out on the floor in regular order. i think most of the senate is very distressed that we're in a situation where a negotiation is taking place all of this time, and it's not being done through regular order, but that's the way things are today in the senate. but i just heard the president say that in dealing with the sequester that was put in place to reduce spending, it was part of a $2.1 trillion package to reduce spending so that we could raise the debt ceiling back in august of 2011, no one ever thought we would end up in this place where the sequester would be enacted, but it was done so that we would reduce spending. and i notice my friend from arizona is here who has been one of the best there is to focus on defense spending and how it should be done, and i know he would like to see things happen in a very different way in that regard, but i just heard the president say that the way we're going to deal with this sequester is in a balanced way through revenues and th
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
they're making $250,000, we really ought to tax them. it's a fairness issue. but when it gets down to the point of what they actually get to take out, what their take-home is, it's a lot different. they look really good on paper. they look rich on paper. but the money they get to take out is significantly less than that. and that's where the divide came up on trying to solve this problem. now could it have been solved? yes, it could have been solved. what we need to do around this institution is start legislating and stop dealmaking. we're a legislative body. we are not -- you can't have 100 people involved in a deal, and consequently we don't. we have maybe as many as 12 putting together a comprehensive package to putting before this body. and those who aren't in the group are really kind of insulted by it. they don't make a big deal out of it because it's become the tradition, but it's not how it's supposed to work. i've been there. i've gotten to legislate. it's one of the privileges of this country. the main person that i legislated with was senator kennedy. now senator ken by
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
insurance program. that loan is a hidden tax that people don't focus on unless it's pointed out to them. it raises the cost to everyone else. that fact never gets talked about. and it should. >> the largest government health care program medicare is frequently reported to have fraud levels of high sometimes $60 billion a year. i think that's a number i heard. >> i heard it. >> so you can imagine the frustration an the part of the public about that kind of . >> absolutely. >> that kind of fraud and abuse. what has this city never been able to get the arms around the level of fraud and abuse. what does it say for the expansion of government-one programs? >> well, the fact is that it's expensive to weed out the waste fraud and abuse. it takes an awful lot of government time and money put in to eliminating it. i think it's worth doing it. i don't think we do it nearly enough because if you stop it, and slow it down, then gradually you can retract the government requirement to weed it out. you get rid of it you don't have to pay as much to keep it out as you do to get out, in my opinion. it'
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
expended past the stamp act stamp act in 1765, imposing the tax of varying sizes on every business license and legal document in the colonies, as well as every copy of every magazine and newspaper, not to mention every deck of playing cards in play by those to see them through hard times. the cries of outrage were heard across the atlantic. americans were already out of work in cash and no hope. burdened by sugar and molasses taxes and sick and tired of it on wheels of bureaucracy right with overpaid incompetent functionaries who have no interest in the shoveling. columnist were taxed out and fed up and demanding a change. now, if this sounds like a recap of some of the rhetoric that has been flying across temporary airwaves, that is little surprise. tough times have always made for tough politics. but there is one significant difference to keep in mind. in fact, columnist had no hope. however illusory, that the next election or the other party might turn things around. in fact, there were no elections this absence. authority resided with the teen and parliament. columnist complain
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
had no power to tax, no power to raise troops. he was simply a debating society for leaders from the various states to argue different policies. the states were almost at war with each other. the states were independent, sovereign nations in effect and the leaders from various dates begin to realize they need a stronger federal government to reroute archons dictation. many, many americans were posted to comp dictation and he became the anti-federalist. they were the federalist and anti-federalist, bitterly opposed to each other from the very beginning, from the signing of the constitution. the anti-federalist gradually became no as republican and democrat republicans. so when john quincy adams was running for office, you now how the republicans or democrat republicans running against the federalist and he was the last of the federalists. the federalist rambis from the beginning, washington and the people who ran the country were really friendly elite. the constitution only other property owners. gradually universal suffrage came in, not universal involving women. don't get your hopes
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
articulated the conservative perspective on increasing taxes, that we shouldn't do that. you know what obama said three days after a point to listen to you, especially when they disagree? he said i want come at you last time i trump on that. a week later he said i want the folks who got us in this mess to do a whole lot less talking and a lot more listening. you can talk a little bit, but i want you to stand beside mine while we clean this up for you. unbelievable, condescending notion of unifying the country and bringing us together. instead, there came the steady mantra of attack and vilify the other side. no ideas. it was just like his 2008 campaign for president was not idea of the spirit is hope and change, lofty speeches with no substance with the letter. he was going to be the post-partisan president and yet almost immediately it was conservatives are hostage takers. they are the economy. they care only about millionaires and billionaires are not children with autism and down syndrome. now what does this approach? why did obama and his administration common wanting to vilify the other
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 9:30pm EST
tax that was a political hot potato and being imposed to keep them from driving into london the american embassy maintained there were not liable to pay because they said it was a charge but they call it the tax. robert tuttle arrived for his credentials they went through the formalities then the informal discussion and she said, and stand you think the congestion charge is the tax? she said it is and she said of course, it is. the diplomatic corps turned white at the prospect but that is very unusual. with her relationship with american presidents, she bonded with them on a personal basis but nothing to do with politics. >>host: with several instances you indicated she has a wicked sense of humor. >>guest: she does. she spends a lot of time in scotland is a great mimic and does a good gordon brown. but her sense of humor is subtle and dried and one of my favorite examples back in 2003 an american lady was in waiting celebrating her 70th birthday held at a nightclub on the square. the queen was very excited because she had not been to a nightclub since the 1940's when she was ma
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
houseguests and strangers one of the communities taxed with establishing his bonafide unhappy family work and a fireman or religious organization in the community in short one may relax this inquisition and get on with the task. this is the most immediate effect of the benefit of community and for this the other benefits flow and accepting the community's standards and committing oneself to their trait some potential freedom of action we are not going to let the kids grow up and shoes or i am going to make a commitment i consider myself a citizen of the world as an example to accept responsibility. some treat freedom of action for increased security in a moment and the two community members share certain basic assumptions and so for their behavior is more predictable. they may violate community standards but the penalty is as the communication ostracism as and costly and so transgression of the norms is more restricted. but time with strangers must constantly be spent establishing the elements of intimacy. our most is viewed as a family and functions almost completely in modes of behavior
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
the bush tax cuts. unless we continue to wrestle with the fact that revenue is at a historic low in this country, and the gap between revenue and spending is very high, then we are laying out a path for structural deficits as far as the eye can see. and that is not in the best interests of this country. folks who are well off got a very good deal last night, a very low tax on capital gains. a huge loophole in the estate tax. a very low tax on dividends. and only the very top tax bracket for the wealthiest among us was touched at all. it wasn't the $250,000 level that president obama had said he was fighting for. it was $400,000 plus. there aren't many folks who are at that level and only that top bracket was touched. so if you are very well off in america, you got a very good deal last night but america got a big problem, which is the potential for enduring deficits, structural deficits that undermine the soundness of our future finances. in addition, the bill that we considered last night created some additional fiscal cliffs in the very near future, within two months, within march
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 9:45pm EST
person hiding the behind the machine that say raise taxes now. and if you don't raise taxes now you violated the fiscal cliff. do you want to be the person who stands up and destroying america? do you want to go on one of the national networking and explain your reactionary and out of touch with life you don't care that america is going to die late on thursday? [laughter] it's all right if that's kind of person you are. we're never going schedule you. you will be never on television. you are clearly weird. [laughter] let me start with the idea and say there is no fiscal cliff. we had a bad election. we did a number of stupid things. we faced an opponent smarter than we were. ronald reagan when he was most important single statement is february 1975 in washington at the conservative political action committee meeting. now i was part of this. i ran in '74. i had no sense of timing. so i picked watergate to run in. [laughter] i'm in georgia, i'm a yankee born army brat with a strange accent, a weird name, running as a republican during wear gait. it was beyond not clever. [laughter] th
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:30am EST
taxes than he does and acknowledges that class war is being waged and that this class is booming. rather remarkable. i want you to talk about events and the eurozone, europe and how that is affecting the economic crisis here. your visit, an example of successful example of an alternative to of the capitalist economic model in spain. >> first of all, warren buffett, there again i think the contradictory as of all of this is at play. on the one hand, yes, there have always been people like him on the side of the wealthy, the big corporations, who have a clear understanding that at a certain point it becomes dangerous to keep going in that direction. you cannot keep having a smaller and smaller number of people doing really well in a sea of people that are having a harder and harder time. pushing, but don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg in the end. so there are always voices like that. not the only one. there are a whole bunch of people like that to see that and to have the courage or the comfort or the security to say it. remember also, the same warren buffett he says that is a m
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 1:05am EST
intellectual property against intellectual property and we're on the wrong purpose where the tax sector uses intellectual property that does not compensate the people who make it. there are many of their conversations but we watch transition. there are opportunities for both the governmental and non-governmental partnerships. france and most support agreements and britain latigo and it hurt the publishing industry. that is set and firm. >> are you hot style to that? >> not at all. i think it has kept businesses in business and also provided the riders with the royalties but. >> what is maddening at the moment to say everything should be free? >> this is the divide with kugel and microsoft to get rid of copyrights but they cannot live on she's. some of them came and. >> and biscuits and rice. >> why we are here. >> are you on this attitude was publishing and finance? >> we have an instinct for the people that produce literature or history but we're not in the business to make lot. and we have an instinct wanting to have access. there is the distinction between supporting the concept that
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
regulations are increasing taxes. that's one way of looking at it. the way most people look at it i tested two bytes record of popularity approval rating is that this is a congress that has been defined by dysfunction in gridlock, a congress in which half a loaf has never been better than none. there were compromises really seem to be a foreign policy, naming a policy for him to the world's great deliberative body. >> you actually think that people are granted 2010 it got elected or the people ran before and it now ascended to positions of leadership believes that go with a solution or they were like that to not do things i supposed to do things? >> well, again, from a class of 2010 and our effort to the the 87 freshman, the so-called tea party class of the 112 congress, their belief is they are doing precisely what the people who elected them did, which is rolled back obama initiatives, cut spending. a lot that the debt ceiling should not be increased under a circumstances where they feel like i was a failure. but they basically believe their job is first to obstruct barack obama a
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:30pm EST
think a carbon tax might be a better policy, but cap and trade is not something that i think is a good idea. that was the main thrust of their climate change legislation that barely passed the house, 219-212. it was so unpopular in the senate that they didn't even take it up, okay? joe manchin had my -- he's a senator from west virginia, very famously took the cap and trade bill and tacked it to a tree -- he's a democrat -- and he shot it with a rifle. [laughter] so that pretty much killed the legislation. i mean, he literally killed the legislation. so that's, so that's why that didn't go on in the senate. also even though we have now let the ethanol sub subsidy for corn expire, we have not waifed the ethanol -- waived the ethanol mandate for fuel. so still your gasoline has to have 15% ethanol blended into it. that is a horrible idea. it's a horrible policy. the reason is because there's people on the other side of the world right now who don't have food, and when we're diverting our corn to make gas for our cars, people on the other side of the world starve. so it's not a good
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 10:00am EST
issued a two state in 1937 because the landlord hadn't been paying his taxes. the state hadn't come in and taken possession, but that landlord had no right to their rent from 1937 although he threw and they were forced out in 1942. bill and cleveland injures his back at the factory returns to the west coast with mary and little billy and besides to reopen his garage in hollywood. his father-in-law more or less tinkers. he creates a maker that gets installed in a store in los angeles, a matter returned to productive economic life. what about little billy? billy is now 72, lives in anaheim. he became the recreational parachutist. more than 1100 free falls in his career until he finally stopped because of injury. anyway to work in the aviation industry. [laughter] he designed exit systems for airplanes and ultimately win in two operations for several major aviation centers. these photographs, these colors by, not prince, but slide that boxed up in villa manbo's closet for decades, which is why they look so great. kodachrome has enormous staying power if they are treated properly. he sa
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 12:15am EST
states, there is a tax designation which allows a publisher to be essentially charitable. thus, it moves itself out of the commercial from and is designated as nonprofit. it's doing work for the public good. it is in essence allowed to take charitable contributions to two this essential work. so that community who have chosen to be nonprofit and they tend to be publishers of high literary fiction translation, poetry. [inaudible] >> we do actually. we fund fellowships to writers and a raider who gets a fellowship we spend a million dollars a year, invest a million dollars a year every of of the year in either poetry or prose and it allows it brighter more comfort to go into the commercial market knowing they can take a lower advance. we fund translators and that too is a wonderful thing because when someone comes out of our process of funding translation it is more likely that gray will forge a row or knopf will say -- we are feeling the commercial economy as well by supporting centers where they support workshops. we are all at some level or others, writers will move to gray wolf b
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
research, archives, eddied, probate documents, of vital statistics, a tax records records, census, i should own stock with ancestry.com i spend so much money on the web site. i put together with this committee consisted of. , the children did they have? to lift? who was pregnant at the time, given birth two days before, there is only so far you can go on your own but something's come when you are forever grateful. one day i received a phone call from skinner's home that is now a museum and they told me a collection of letters was just donated by a descendant of sisters who had worked for skinner and his mill and its skinnerville they opened up what it was like to live in the village. when it was like to work for skinner, as an employer, a mill girl and the middle of the 19th century. living far away from home but at this time millwork was very respectable for a young woman. if you had ambitions, you could make a lot of money, you would not lose any respectability, it did not affect your character, a sense of independence, and make your own money. bill littlefield sisters from upstate
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
relationship with. >> anyway you are doing a good job. >> i have this little gas tax bill though that i'm starting out minimally. i'm not giving -- getting any support, even minimally. i bet on all my arguments and i have people worrying about it now. they won't raise taxes because grover said no. >> when coburn takes off 6 billion on ethanol and grover calls it a tax increase, i called him. >> tom is helping on this. i'm gaining ground. >> is she well? and to listen there. sam donaldson said he would. >> would you mind holding this book for her one of our member's? >> i didn't write this book. i don't get any money out of this. the money goes to the author. i don't get any. no, it's true. >> thank you so much, sir. thank you so much. >> you are welcome. yours get special care. >> hello, senator. i used to work with michael toner at center thurmond's office in the 80's and this is my husband. we are big fans of yours. >> i needed in my line of work. >> you are sweetheart. it's so nice to see you and i can't wait to read this. a. >> it's a good book. i will personalize it. >> we are gettin
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
exist in the republican party. listen, the answer is grover norquist no new tax pledge. that alone would free the republican party to engage in good faith, sensitive negotiations. everybody knows that our taxes are now at an historic low in the contemporary era and they're going to go out sort of naturally. and with the aging of the population, i guarantee you will be somewhere around 22% gdp. wouldn't it be nice if we could acknowledge that and say what's the most bowl, efficient way to structure a tax system, probably progressive consumption tax direct it in ways to accomplish a whole host of object is. as long as you have that pledge to which members signed, it's hopeless. the republican party cannot be a player in any constructive resolution of the problems confronting the country. there is no political space for a third-party to occupy. it's based on a presumption. we have two extreme parties and there's this great center to mobilize and i'm deeply skeptical that there's room for such a party and would really play a constructive role. is it going to get worse than it is now in
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:10am EST
should focus on restraining spending, reducing regulation, reforming the tax code and generally raining and our sprawling federal government but conservatives should retire misleading talk of small government. instead they should think and speak in terms of limited government. the second entrench reality testing social conservatives is the sexual revolution. perhaps the greatest social revolution in human history. the invention and popularization in the 1916s of the birth control pill achieved convenient and effective way to prevent pregnancy, was momentous. for the first time in human history women could reliably control reproduction. is greatly enhance their ability to enter the work force and pursue careers. also transformed romance, reshaped the structure of the family and refashioned marriage. it is still doing so. bridesmaid still wed in virginal white, promise for love and cherish for better and worse until death to the card and children or child may still lie in the future for most married couples. nevertheless 90% of americans engage in premarital sex, cohabitation before marri
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Dec 24, 2012 7:15am EST
together in northwest washington in a neighborhood that included tax slaves not only of present the best president madison but also president washington -- jennings married a second wife. so he had a new job. a new wife, was reunited with his children and he bought this property, a wood frame modest house at 18 street in northwest washington. he worked in the pension office for many years and in 1861 there was a new co-worker named john brooks russell. if you read a colored man's reminiscences of james madison and the entire memoir is included as an appendix in my book you will see that it starts with a preface. and intelligent colored man who works in the department of the interior. he was an eye witness to important history and i thought his recollections worth writing down in almost his own words. paul jennings was himself litter and learned to read and write as a slave. i discovered j.d. are was john brooks russell. he was the one who submitted to a history magazine in 1863 and two years later it was published as a slim volume by the same name with jennings's by line on the title pag
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Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
real sense of the texture of daily life. and then finally the last thing was the property tax records which were also in these book, bound volumes and there i could track, you know, i could see beverly snow getting richer by the year. when he comes to town he has nothing. after first year he has $100. at the second year he has got 200. third year he has 300. if you're making $300 a year at that time you're starting to move into the middle class. you could track characters that way. so that was another way to i really, learned a lot about the characters that are in there book. then there was, francis scott key himself who, is, you know, everybody knows his name and yet there hadn't been a biography of him written since 1939. there was a lot about francis scott key that was just lying around and roger tawny. when i was doing research i found in the court records many indictments, you know, hand-signed f. s. key. in my hands i had 100 autographs of francis scott key. that was, you know, a thing. the thing that i think i'm most proud of, figuring out who beverly snow was through his adver
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
steve forbes on a flat tax book and conversations led to the idea for this book. >> how did you meet steve forbes? >> i met him many years ago at an event that i did when i was at the university of southern california. and one thing led to another. i moved to new york, back to new york. i should i'm from new york and started working of course. so elizabeth ames, your practical express prior to working at forbes, how do you inject that into a capitalism will say the? >> basically i've learned a lot since forbes. when i was at forbes i learned a lot about markets. and again i was a journalist. i began as a journalist and i worked at business week many years ago as a journalist, but when i started to work as an entrepreneur, i learned about the fact that you really need to have economic freedom is to create jobs. and it's something i learned personally. and if you're just getting a paycheck you really don't understand how government can affect a small business and job creation. i experienced that firsthand. so that was one of the things that led me to think that this would be a use
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 4:15pm EST
great depression that we were going to flatten income inequality and raise taxes and build a vast middle class. we put a lot of money into a public sector that did several things at once. it provided services whether it was public education, teaching children, so welfare services, it is like a dirty word, completely wrong nowadays to have public sector jobs and to think of society and the things we need to do with each other as a good side benefit, not a side benefit the good side benefit would be we created jobs. a lot of the white middle class was built on government work and extending new government jobs. too many white people don't see they had any help or that held that god didn't go to african-americans and latinoss. we had a cultural and political divide where people have different versions of history and what happened and it makes it very hard for us to talk about this. the other meaning of hanna rosin "what's the matter with white people," hanna rosin gets to the best, a republican critique comes out in mitt romney's 47% comments and his notion that obama gave up a bunch
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
discrimination was against the woman. [inaudible] paid social security taxes just like the rest of us. but they didn't gain for her family the same protection as the family of a male wage earner who have paid into social security. so the discrimination begins with the woman, and then the man, because he is, his role as parent rather than breadwinner, doesn't get the benefit. there was a unanimous judgment of the supreme court in that case. and by the way, we got it from the district court, from the court of first instance, to the supreme court, before he reached his third birthday. and that is record speed for federal litigation. anyway, the court reach a unanimous verdict, divided three ways. the majority thought it discriminates against the woman wage earner, the very argument i just presented. three thought it discriminates against the male as the parent, and one said, i see this from the vantage point of the baby. it makes no sense, the child should have the opportunity or the personal care of the sole surviving parent. only if that parent is female, not male. of the cases that i
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Dec 30, 2012 12:00am EST
their families. i am not saying there should be an inscription or a war tax or there should be anything but it's not sustainable the way it is right now. one general in the book who preferred to go on background and not to use his name said he hoped my book would least help some people understand why we shouldn't go to war so quickly, what it is that is being sacrificed because he compared this general and excuse me, he felt like we were the relevance to fight our wars and there was completely separate reporting on the wars while not having served. it is not a problem because most of what i report on is not groups that i belong to and it's always been that case. writing this book is help may have a greater understanding and not just the difference between a first sergeant and a staff sergeant or sergeant first class. but also just what it's like to be a soldier. by never truly will understand that but i have a much greater understanding of it. i do think that when our nation goes to war, i'm not saying the policymakers, a lot of debate is flippant and there is no resemblance to
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Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
hiding behind the machine who will say raise taxes now. and if you don't raise taxes now, you'll have violated the fiscal cliff. now, do any of you want to be the person who stands up and destroys america by violating the fiscal cliff? do you want to explain that you are so out of touch of life that you don't care america's going to die late on thursday? [laughter] it's all right if that's the kind of person you are, because we just need to know it now because we're never going to schedule it. [laughter] after all, you're or clearly weird. [laughter] so let me start with the fiscal cliff idea and say there is no fiscal cliff. let me say second act conservatives and republicans -- about conservatives and republicans who are demoralized, get over it. we had a bad election. we did a number of stupid things. we faced an opponent who worked harder than we did, did some clever things. ronald reagan, one of his most important single statements is february 1975 in washington at the conservative political action committee meetingment now, i was part of this. i ran in '74. i've had no sens
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Jan 1, 2013 12:45pm EST
are most strikingly true. these are the entrepreneurs. they are not the critical and his tax individuals -- hesitant individuals whom they have described as the weak-kneed naysayers and what not. but rather, those with restless energy, buoyant optimism and large faith in themselves in particular. and this is the entrepreneurial type. and these are exactly the characteristics which allow the entrepreneurs to achieve great things and, also, to go broke. this is, fits in this great quote that's in tom's book about a long history of success is the biggest precursor to failure. well, think of what the successful entrepreneur has learned. he's learned that when i have all these helpers around telling me i can't do this, too risky, it'll never work, and i do it anyway and i succeed. so how does he look at all these advisers in the entrepreneur's eyes who want to tell him next time you can't do it? we have to ask ourselves what happens to minsky's dialectic or balance between the entrepreneur and the banker, which i think is such a nice way to think about this, when the entrepreneurs
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Dec 30, 2012 7:30pm EST
>> next comment michael rockland tax that experiences as a cultural attachÉ at the u.s. embassy in madrid during the 1960s. this is about an hour and a half. [applause] >> i thought i'd begin by telling you how this book came about. i am on a train from valencia to barcelona, just a few years ago. and it turns at the woman sitting next to me is not only professor at the university of valencia, but the head of their press. she said, and there's the end you're at the embassy. i said yeah. i thought to tell her some stories as she said, would you read the book for us? i said sure. it is the fastest contract ever gotten my life. and i'll pass it around. that's this copy of the book, the spanish version and also pass around the american version they are somewhat different. either way, my publisher, john hansen who is right. and his wife, judy is on the air. here in the united states they do wonderful things. they do wonderful, creative publishing, especially in a world where nobody reads anymore were very few do, so you do so i'm glad you're here tonight. so after it came out in spain,
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
discriminatory practices such as poll taxes, literacy tax, grandfather clauses were commonplace. those have no place in 21st century america. the constitution is for all of us, insuring all americans are able to vote and have their vote counted, should be an issue of concern to democrats and republicans. it should be an matter of conscience for us, regardless of what political party we belong to. so it was no such is ago, republicans democrats stood on the capital steps to reaffirm our commitment to full full democratic because a patient. we reauthorize the key provisions of the voting rights act of 1965. our work in 2006 reinvigorate reauthorized, stood in stark contrast to the tremendous resistance of the bitter politics which met the initial landmark law. after nearly 20 hearings in this committee, and the house judiciary committee, we found in section five of the voting rights act continue to be affected and the necessary tool for protecting voting rights among modern-day barriers to voting. legislation contained specific parts without the need for reauthorization conclude that without rea
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Dec 31, 2012 8:30am EST
as the shipment was paid in excise tax before they slipped it into the united states. joseph kennedy limited vancouver refused to pay the excise tax. and, you know, people have said, oh, there's the proof, there's the smoking gun. well, i found this kennedy. i looked at the business records and the tax records and the business directories in vancouver, and i discovered that it's david joseph kennedy who lived in vancouver, had been born in vancouver, died in vancouver. not my joe kennedy. so, no, no bootlegging of any sort. here or and then we'll go across. >> could you talk a bit about the relationship between joe kennedy and his son john and to what extent john kennedy knew of his father's relationships with multiple women and whether that influenced him to follow that same path? [laughter] >> yes. [laughter] yes. and i think that there are no kennedys in the audience here, are there? [laughter] i think jack was much more predatory even than his father was. joe kennedy spent his -- joe kennedy and rose had an arrangement much like rose's father had had an arrangement with rose's mo
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
offenders. the taxes that people could no longer be thrown in prison for having consensual that. they saved affirmative-action in the famous case from michigan law school. case after case reject the bush administration position on guantÁnamo bay and treatment of the detainees there. so why did the court of last? well, the court move left because sandra day o'connor grew more and more alienated from the modern republican party. she didn't like john ashcroft. she did not warrant here has been connect it. she didn't like the way the war in iraq was being conducted and above all, she was alienated by something that doesn't get talked about a lot now, but the one very large in the history of our country. not just the supreme court. and this terry schiavo case. the terry schiavo case had a big impact on justice o'connor summoned the police and judicial independence, the summit dealing, although many people didn't know at the time come with dissent ever has been alzheimer's disease. the idea of medical decision-making for a critically alpert was not just an abstraction for justice o'c
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
of this $60 billion to true tax cheats -- and that doesn't mean something that's under discussion or under litigation. that's ones that have already been deemed tax cheats. and the second thing is to not pay money to people who are deceased already. what did we learn from katrina? we -- we learned that nearly a billion dollars of katrina money went to people who owed billions and billions of dollars to the federal government. so -- and these weren't disputable facts. these were real facts. we also learned that we spent significantly, over $100 million, granting grants and money to people who were deceased. so all we're saying in this bill let's learn from our mistakes and let's not do the same thing. so this puts a prohibition on money going to people who have a legitimate adjudicated claim by the i.r.s. against their not paying taxes due to the federal government that they in fact will not participate because they didn't participate. and the second thing is if in fact you don't exist anymore in life, you shouldn't be collecting money off our kids to pay for something that isn't a re
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
someone sees you and taxes the boat. the river itself is only 25 miles long beginning at six mile lake and the south. for local teenagers with cars it is the only place to drive and then like me they have to wait for someone to come get them in a boat. as far as we know, the amazon is the last place where there may exist if you tribes of people that have yet to make contact. lost in the hidden world of the jungle. this may be true but when i travel to the place like this in the surrounding landscape i wonder if there is any place as remote as this. they are walking on the road where no one is watching a thousand years if that. i am horse after a few minutes dealing both foolish and rude to be yelling in such immense quite. no one comes for the first hour. then the vote appears on the river making its way towards my side. the skeptics say soft landing either the native taking his son out for an afternoon cruise on the river says hello. i ask if i can catch a ride back to his town. well, that all depends, now doesn't it, he said, his eye is hiding behind his sunglasses with his voic
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Dec 25, 2012 2:00pm EST
administration and congress gave it a tax break and helped it survive. by the 1980s fannie mae was making boat loads of money again and it was so profitable was almost embarrassing. now lessee of was a savvy fellow named david maxwell from philadelphia. maxwell knew that there was a fundamental choice to be made. a right wing would always push to abolish fannie mae because it was a form of socialism. the left wing would always be pressuring any and freddie to earn their keep by doing more for the 4. the bigger fannie and freddie got, the more political pressure they would feel. so this government charter, this rule in public policy, really worth the bother? should fannie mae cut the cord with the federal government and become a truly private company? maxwell lawyered up a study that question and the first person he hired to do the study was jimmy johnson. johnson came from the small town of bentsen, minnesota. i went there. didn't find much. from these humble beginnings johnson became a big operator in the democratic party. he worked for the presidential campaigns of gene mccarthy, musky, geor
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Dec 29, 2012 1:15pm EST
this a couple of months ago. in the state's there is that taxed as a nation which allowed a publisher to be essentially charitable. it moves itself out of the commercial realm and is designated as nonprofit. take charitable contributions to do that charitable work. that community had been chosen to be nonprofit and they tend to be publishers of high literary fiction translation. >> accidently. >> we do have a commitment with to individual writers and a writer gets a, we spend about a million dollars a year or invest million dollars a year every other year in either poetry or prose and allow rider more comfort to go into the commercial market knowing, perhaps, they can take a lower stance. we find translators. that, too, is a wonderful thing because when someone comes out of our process of bonding translation it is more likely that there will say, oh, that what the national endowment for the our translation. i should really have a look at that. so we are fuelling the commercial economy as well. by supporting literary centers where riders free from their work by supporting workshops by
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
minority leader mitch mcconnell debated the fiscal cliff and talked about negotiations surrounding the tax hikes and automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect in a few days. this is about 5 minutes -- 15 minutes. >> madam president, you'll excuse me if i'm a little frustrated at the situation we find ourselves in, but last night president obama called myself and the speaker and maybe others from hawaii and asked if there was something we could do to avoid the fiscal cliff. i say i'm a little frustrated, because we've been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months, literallye for months. a plan that would simplify theod tax code, shrink the deficit, protect the taxpayers and grow the economy. but democrats consistently rejected those offers. the president chose instead to spend his time on the campaign trail. reelected. and congressional democrats sat on theirel hands. now republicans have bent over backwards. we stepped way, way out of our comfort zone. we wanted an agreement. w but we had no takers. but the phone never rang, and so
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
itech consul taxes. i'd like to go back to the question of children without getting married. both after the children is born how many eventually get married and say you actually transform yourself into a married family with children, and how many have stable relationships that may go on 20, 30 years without getting married and jet still have -- and yet still have children? >> does anybody have any evidence on -- >> or how many intact families when the child is born p end up getting divorced? >> well, i don't think anybody -- >> i think, maybe roger's in favor of mandatory marriage for people. as a solution. it's an interesting statistic. i decry it. i think people parent with two-parent families, could be same sex, could be opposite sex, i haven't heard roger's view here. i don't think it has much to do with this issue here. >> can i think it has everything to do with this issue here. i think the reason is because of the fact that when kids get to be 18 years old, there is a real gap in the number of african-american kids who are, you know, who are doing well in school. and i thin
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm EST
excise tax. people say there's the proof. there's a smoking gun. i looked at the business record the business directories in vancouver and discovered that it's david joseph kennedy who said in vancouver, have been born in vancouver, so no, no bootlegging of any sort. here and the local press. >> as you talk about the relationship between joe kennedy and his son john and to what extent john kennedy knew of his father's relationships multiple women and whether that influenced him to follow that same path. >> yes. [laughter] yes and i think there is no kennedys the audience. i think jack was much more predatory even than his father was. joe kennedy spent his -- joe kennedy had an arrangement muchly proves his father that i don't embarrass you and they do whatever i want. and he tried not to embarrass rose. i don't think jack had that same code. i think he embarrassed jackie in a way that is inexcusable. gloria swanson, one of the things i found as i went to austin, texas to see that gloria swanson papers. i teach phd students. i'm probably the only historian who's made the trip to a
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Dec 25, 2012 4:15pm EST
. he has turned jack kennedy's bills, civil-rights bill, tax cut bill, at least started all of them on the road to passage and january 8th is also the day of lyndon johnson's first state of the union speech. the speech in which he makes the presidency his own. with his announcement that america is going to have a war on poverty. if we don't know the man guido, not well enough known in history are wonderful. too many americans live on the outskirts of hope and that is his quote. that is who we have to help. the more detail you learn about how johnson did it, about what he did with congress and what he did to congress, the more amazing accomplishment seems. the civil-rights bill is dead -- if there was only one leader lyndon johnson is going to grab it. if there was one leader he was going to put all his weight behind it. all of a sudden the new york times writes something changed on capitol hill yesterday and the civil-rights bill starts to move. during this brief transition period, what i call "the passage of power" lyndon johnson not only rescued his predecessor's programs but launche
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
everything they have. he's turned in prison on trumped up tax charges twice, but he raises the sprawling brood of chuck irish kids. terence hallinan who miss in this neighborhood, brother patrick, lawyers themselves and of course da of san francisco. the only da, by the way, who was given a hot fix for janis joplin of hair heroin and latest bid to become da of san francisco. so this is a book that really told it self i have to say. these stories and characters are truly larger than life. >> just after that, make japan yen and brian rohan worked in hallinan's office and they were the guys who started halo, he had ran out of the dads front hollar, a victorian house. they were providing legal services to other kids that got bested in the neighborhood. >> is true. since hallinan was the godfather for whole new generation to brian and michael and also tony sir who went on to defend among other things the critters commune with their subject it to one police raid after the next. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> that is a good testament to tony. by the way, but as michael giguere is, just about, anoth
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
because of the tax worse than we do. >> and ironically it is our space weaponry at this point* that devolves into the electronic space shield with a triple canopy by 2020 we could become a fascist force in the universe is like the "star wars" room stage moment to follow our conscience? were the base instinct? >> thank you. >> jake tapper third book "the outpost" talks about one of america's deadliest battles. [applause] benjamin busch an actor, a photographer film director and u.s. marine corps infantry officer serving two combat tours his book talks about his marine training and deployment during a the worst of the of war. benjamin busch. [applause] brian castner three tours of duty in the middle east from the ordnance disposal unit in iraq when he returned to life and family he said he began to struggle with an unshakable feeling. "the long walk" shows the toll that war takes. brian castner. [applause] >> enjoy men. >> it is a real honor to be here i want to think they're ready involved especially middle is a true honor to be on a panel with two veterans to serve as the marines an
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Dec 24, 2012 8:30pm EST
treat it that way for responsible adults and tax it. wouldn't it better to have the huge amount of noun pay the firefighter and teachers fix our roads instead of funding juvenile gangs and mexican drug cartels. it's an easy question to answer. >> two of the people you dedicated book to are george and william. >> i'm proud to be in that. you can go on to say it was endorsed by milton free monday a hero of mine. also ouching h of course walter con cited who is a hero in other ways. and george, the former secretary of state. there are resolution to the problem. and i wrote this without having any intention or thought of being involved in another political company. but talk about health care, education, our the failed policy of death of capital punishment, which regardless of your followsfully isn't working. getting in to responsible criminal justice issues and rehabilitaion. that sort of thing. i even recommend we go on the metric system, which is certainly something else. and you said i'm running for vice president governor gary johnson. it's amazing because he from a totally differe
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